Things to do in Mexico City

The Asset of the Aztec Empire – Mexico City!

Mexico City, also known as Mexico DF, is a mesmerizing capital that charms its visitors with infinite opportunities of things to do in Mexico City – like Xochimilc, Teotihuacan and the Mexico City Zoo just to mention a few.

As one of the biggest metropolitan cities in the world, it is a key political, cultural, educational and financial hub.

It may seem a little overwhelming to the first-time visitor, but Mexico City is truly one of the most fascinating and varied cities in the world.
It holds many pleasant surprises for those who choose to spend their vacations here.


Things to do in Mexico City

Mexico City should top your ”Must Visit” list if you admire top-class museums, archaeological artefacts, international cuisine, outstanding shopping galleries, alluring nightlife, historic plazas and great city parks.

There are always things to do in Mexico City, especially if you are interested in cultural experiences.
Mexico City is the cultural axis of Mexico, showcasing an endless array of cultural activities and an entire vacation could be dedicated to enjoying more than one hundred museums .


Teotihuacan and Mexico City Pyramids

Teotihuacan was a pre-Columbian Meso-American city located at the Basin of Mexico and draws many visitors. It is known for the architecturally noteworthy Meso-American pyramids.
Along with the Pyramids, Teotihuacan is also significant for its complex, domestic compounds, the Avenue of the Dead, and the well preserved and vibrant murals.
People who love archaeology should definitely make a visit here.


Mexico City Nightlife

Nightlife in Mexico City is amazing. It starts late and encompasses all sorts of entertainment imaginable. Small salsa clubs, crowded discos and live concerts featuring the world’s most popular stars are some of the highlights.
At Garibaldi Plaza, numerous Mariachi bands often play into the early hours of the morning. It is indeed true that when the sun goes down, Mexico City comes to life and you can have loads of fun.


Mexico City Wrestling and Boxing

Boxing and wrestling are popular sports in Mexico DF. The trials take place on weekend nights and you’ll find many of them in the Arena Mexico that was build in 1956.
The arena which is located in the center of Mexico DF was rebuilt in 1968 for the Olympic Games and is therefore very famous.
The Mexico City wrestling shows has a theatrical touch to it and in addition to wrestlers one can see acrobats and other entertainers.


Xochimilco Floating Gardens

The floating gardens of Xochimilco are a lure that have been around since the Aztec times.
Many years ago canals and rectangular agricultural plots known as chinampas was built in Lake Xochimilco. Rafts made of branches was constructed and onto these people put soil and plants. If you visit the Xochimilco floating gardens today there will be around 5 000 chinampas.


Mexico City Zoo – Chapultepec Zoo

The Mexico City Zoo, known as the Chapultepec Zoo, takes in the most number of visitors for the year.
It is second in the world after the zoo in Beijing.
Chapultepec Zoo is the original game reserve site of Montezuma.
The main attraction is its collection of more than 2,000 species of animals.
The Mexico City Zoo is famous for positively breeding giant pandas. One can enjoy the magnificent flora and fauna in the region.


When to go to Mexico City

Anytime is a great time in Mexico and no matter when you go there will always be things to enjoy and things to do in Mexico City!
Mexico’s beach resorts tend to be pleasant between October and May and you should keep in mind that the hurricane season lasts from June to November.

If you’d like to experience one of the many celebrations that take place in Mexico, you should definitely schedule your steps to coincide with one. People are astounded by Mexico’s brilliant celebrations like the Day of the Dead, the Radish festival, or witnessing natural events like the annual Monarch butterfly migration, or the migration of baby sea turtles on the beach. If you’d like to be at one of those events, we advise you to plan the timing of your Mexican vacation accordingly.


Xochimilc Floating Gardens, Mexico City Zoo other things to do in Mexico City

Mexico City Facts

Population19 319 000
AirportLicenciado Benito Juarez Intl, Mexico (MEX)

Mexico City average temperatures

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites Mexico City- Historic Centre of Mexico City and Xochimilco

The old centre of Mexico City lies on the old Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan, which is why you’ll find the remains of five Aztec temples together with fine public buildings from the 19th and 20th century and the largest cathedral on the continent. As a city with a lot of influence from the 14th to the 19th century and historical importance, the historic centre of Mexico City is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The remaining of the site is Xochimilco, characterized by its system of canals and situated 28 km south of Mexico City. It is the only remaining area of traditional land occupation before the Spanish conquest.

Central University City Campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

Gathering more than 60 architects, artists, and engineers, the design of the Central University City Campus of the UNAM resulted in a unique piece of 20th century modernism blended with local traditions such as Mexico’s pre-Hispanic history. This peculiarity has been the reason why the site appears on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan, “the place where the gods were created”, is the name the Aztecs gave this city centuries after its collapse. Built between the 1st and 7th centuries AD, Teotihuacan was one of the most important cultural centres of Mesoamerica. A visit to the Avenue of the Dead, lined by the most famous monuments of the site such as the Pyramids of the Sun, the Moon and Quetzalcoatl and the palaces, is a must if you have the opportunity.

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Mexico City Opera House

Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

The Palacio de Bellas Artes, located in the historic centre of Mexico City, is the most important cultural centre of the whole country of Mexico. Its construction ended in 1934 after various complications, resulting in a beautiful combination of Neoclassical and Art Nouveau exterior and an Art Déco interior. As a cultural centre, the Palacio de Bellas Artes offers performances including dancing, orchestras, or operas among others, while also containing the museums of architecture and fine arts and several temporary exhibitions. Make sure you check their programme before you visit!

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The Mexico City Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

The Mexico City Rock 'n' Roll Marathon is part of a rock themed marathon series that has been enjoyed by thousands of people since they started in 1998. If you have ever run a marathon, you know how important it can be to feel motivated. The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series is known for having live rock bands performing along the routes and special themed water and nutrition stations along the way. The race starts and finished in the Hipódromo de las Américas, a horse race arena, and will take you through most of Mexicy City's busy inner city, passing through the two beautiful parks Bosque de Chapultepec and Panteòn de Dolores along the way. The race is held in the month of March every year, which makes for a great atmosphere as the city is going into spring mode. Just don't forget to drink a lot of water when you are running as it can get pretty hot!

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Golf in Mexico City

There are many great golf courses surrounding Mexico City. Club Campestre de la Ciudad de Mexico is one of the best, and oldest. It was built in 1902 and features a challenging course with great bunkers, excellent fairways made of Kikuyo grass and modern facilities. Other great courses include Club de Golf Chapultepec, the beautiful course of Club de Golf Bellavista and the brilliantly designed course of the Lomas Country Club.

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Theme Parks in Mexico City - 44 roller coasters at Six Flags

Just southwest of Mexico City you’ll find the largest theme park in Latin America, Six Flags Mexico City. The park features 44 thrilling roller coasters where some of them will satisfy even the biggest daredevils. In addition to this you also have the opportunity to take a once-in-a-lifetime swim with dolphins at the Dolphins Discovery Six Flags. Great park to spend the day at, whether with your family or a group of friends.

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